[Events]: Octopus Week 2003


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Site Owner
May 30, 2000
It's that time of the year again -- it's Octopus Week at the Seattle Aquarium! Dr. Roland Anderson has asked me to share with you the following press release for the event. It sounds awesome. If you're in the area from Feb. 14th through Feb. 23rd, you'll want to make a point of stopping by.


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Released: January 24, 2003


WHAT: It’s President’s Day Weekend, it’s mid-winter break, it’s Octopus Week at the Seattle Aquarium! Join us for 10 days of fun and learning about one of the coolest creatures in Puget Sound. Highlights of Octopus Week include:
• Octopus Blind Date, Valentine’s Day, Friday 2/14 starting at noon. Aquarium biologists will pair a male and female in the same exhibit, and see what course nature takes. Visitors will learn about the life styles and life cycles of the giant Pacific octopus.
• Giant Pacific octopus releases Saturday, 2/15, Sunday 2/16 and Sunday 2/23 at noon. Say good-bye to some of The Aquarium’s giant Pacific octopuses as biologists release these mysterious creatures into Elliott Bay. Watch live video monitors as divers film the animals taking up new residence beneath the pier at the Seattle Aquarium.
• Octopus arts and craft activities for kids daily 2/15 - 2/23, from 10am to 5pm at the Seattle Aquarium
• Daily octopus feeding and talks.
• Fourth annual giant Pacific octopus census 2/15-2/17.
Puget Sound divers are asked to search for and report all octopus sightings to Aquarium staff over the three day weekend.

WHEN: Friday, February 14 through Sunday, February 23
Special activities such as storytelling, craft projects, and animal talks take place between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Seattle Aquarium, Pier 59, Downtown Waterfront.

INFO: All Octopus Week activities are included in admission to The Seattle Aquarium. Aquarium admission fees are as follows: Adults (13 and older) $11.00; Youth (6-12) $7.00; Children (3-5) $5.00; Children two and younger are admitted FREE. Discounts are available for school groups and other groups of 20 or more with advance registration. Call 206-386-4300 during regular business hours. 24 hour general information line: (206) 386-4320, or visit our Web site www.seattleaquarium.org.

The Seattle Aquarium is a division of Seattle Parks and Recreation
Gregory J. Nickels, Mayor
Ken Bounds, Superintendent
Bill Arntz, Director